[Coral-List] New York Times op-ed piece - thoughts for Phase II

Mhatziolos at worldbank.org Mhatziolos at worldbank.org
Mon Jul 23 13:32:31 EDT 2012

   Dear All,
   Yesterday's NYT Week in Review featured two articles worth reading: the
   first is along the lines of Ove's argument about the potential for rapid
   change in the switch from fossil fuels  to renewables in the US, Europe, and
   yes--even  China.  The switch depends on development of a breakthrough
   technology that makes the price of wind or solar more attractive than it is
   now. This may not be as far away as we think.
   The second talks about the need to change the way we communicate about
   climate change --similar to Randy's message. Basically, we need to become
   climate psychologists to frame the message in ways that will create positive
   reinforcement for incremental change that is solution oriented..
   "There's still hope for the planet." By David Leonhardt (NYT Washington
   Bureau Chief)
   "We're all Climate Change idiots."  By Beth Gardiner
   Marea E. Hatziolos
   Senior Coastal and Marine Specialist
   East Asia Pacific/Sustainable Development
   The World Bank Group
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   1. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/22/sunday-review/a-ray-of-hope-on-climate-change.html?ref=sunday&pagewanted=print
   2. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/22/opinion/sunday/were-all-climate-change-idiots.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print

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